Check Meetup.com. Several groups are running in town through there. There are a few D&D Facebook groups with people always looking for more as well. I'm running a Pathfinder game, but I'm afraid we're full. Lots out here, though.
Lone Mountain is a small hike in a county park of the same name inside the urban area. It’s about 20 minutes west of the strip.
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
Frenchman Mountain to the east also has some trails and there’s somewhere around it you can search for trilobite fossils.
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
These two locations are close enough that you could uber/lyft out to the trail head. Below are some names you’ll want to google.
Going a little further from the strip, you might want to rent a car. There are mountain hikes all over the Mount Charleston area north on hwy 95.
To the south Black Mountain (near Henderson) has some nice trails that I don’t know anything about. You’ll need google’s help.
Up north on I-15 you can exit for Valley of Fire State Park. You’ll have some rugged but not mountainous hike options and really impressive sandstone and desert.
Finally out west of town is Red Rock Canyon. It’s suffering some during the govt shutdown but there are some trailheads for bigger mountain hikes like Turtle Mountain.
It's a wild story and ultimately, Michael Madsen (aka Mr. Blonde) helped my movie get distribution and in front of the audience. It's also available here on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R6YJ1RP
I highly recommend you read Where the Water Goes by David Owen. It follows the flow of the Colorado from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the sea and talks about the users of the water.
In short, Las Vegas is one of the more efficient users of water in the southwest and nearly all the water we take from Lake Mead makes it back there. Additionally, Las Vegas is able to pull water from Lake Mead even if nothing is flowing down from Hoover Dam. In short,the drought is going to have much more of an impact on Arizona and California farmers than residential areas, and given the already relatively low water usage by Vegas, it will be one of the least effected cities.
I used this one. You can buy cartridge filters and antimicrobial treatments for the mineral build-up if you use tap water. Like u/escargeaux, I would recommend just using distilled water, which I didn't figure out until later.
I got a groupon for $150 that got me two seats in a nice Airbus heli (bigger than the R44s) and can't recommend it enough. Looks like it's even cheaper right now.
My favorite place to watch sunrises and sunsets is Frenchman's Mountain. It is on the east side of the city so the view for sunrise is over the desert and not the city, but it is spectacular. I will provide a link when I get to a computer later today.
Top lists for me of free/cheap entertainment to save money...
Bellagio/Mirage fountain shows
Red Rock Canyon ($7 I believe) - Awesome views and hiking opportunities, I think its a great way to spend a morning.
Explore the casinos along the strip and make a list of iconic sights to take pictures at (Las Vegas sign, Grand Canal Shops, Eiffel Tower, etc)
For Fremont, I enjoy Don't tell Mama the most (great little piano bar) and probably Gold Spike. If you want to see some spectacular views on the strip and don't mind only buying a drink or two for a night because their expensive, you can get a pub crawl on a party bus for about $60 for two which includes drinks on the bus. I did this one with my Ex-GF I found on groupon and it was great. Highly recommend it!
Research, research, research. This same question gets asked all over, so start finding cool spots, search them on google maps, and save them as a starred location. Then when you get here pull up the map on your phone and see what's nearby that you saved!
I always liked indeed for searches. Cuts the middle man (ads galore) and takes you right to the employer's website. Good luck.
A lot of pools aren’t open that late. If you’re staying at a property that has a pool that’s not open you usually get access to a sister property. But it’s chilly especially when the wind starts blowing and I’m a native Minnesotan that’s lived here for 7 years.
Average high in December is 50s and lows are 40s
let me know if you do this.
Grand Canyon should be fine if you go early. Looks like the weather there isn’t going over 100°. Hottest times are usually midday. Past 6:00 pm, walking outside is pretty nice.
I can't be of much use. I'm in NYC. I'm only monitoring this subreddit because I'm moving to Vegas next week. that said, when I was initially planning on doing the move via road, I came across this site that may help: https://roadtrippers.com basically it will give you all types of things to see/do/eat between two points.
There's a section of the Waze GPS app where you can open yourself up for a carpool/join a carpool. They have a separate app for this too.
I've not heard of many people actually using it, but the idea is it knows your home address, work address, and when you need to be there so it checks for people with a similar route that might only need to divert a few minutes to pick someone up and drop them off.
If there are even any people using it along your route, they might not even respond, but afaik it's free to check.
I have neighbors who put out these big umbrellas but after one summer, no matter what color they buy, they're all bleached out, and of course the wind blows these big things everywhere. I'm surprised the cinder block wall hasn't taken damage.
My personal preference is to use trees if you need shade, and I buy the heavy duty chairs that scrunch up so I can take them in and out easily (I don't leave them outside most of the time). These are what I have and they're no joke. Quite light weight for their size, cup holders, and quite tough (though not exactly fashionable). I don't grill or anything. If I actually had people over, I may look for other chairs. but for my home, they're just fine.
>I don't remember it being 'hot'.
The highs in July 1954 were only 110°.
I've read that: "Diatomaceous Earth" is an all-natural solution for solving a home's or yard's scorpion problem
I bought a Lennar home so the plumbing was already pre-plumb in the garage for a water softerner. Lennar also pre-plumb the kitchen sink for a reverse osmosis system.
I bought this system off Amazon Here that comes with both the water softern and reverse osmosis system for $749 at the time.
Got it installed by a handy man for both system for $300 labor
Total cost $1049
Had it since April 2021 and both system is still going strong. Super happy with it and SUPER HAPPY I didn't get suck into buying system from kinetico ($7000) or a plumber for (3-5K)
I test my water softness using test strips and I get about 5 PPM for hardness now. Regular tap water is about 250 PPM
I bought a new house last year. It was pre-plumbed for a water-softener system. I opted to buy my own system and, upon recommendations from other Vegas residents, bought this system off of Amazon. ($769).
Then paid about $600 for a plumber to properly install it.
Now, I spend less than $5 a month on salt (two of us in the house).
Here ya go, and here ya go:
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For gambling - the easiest thing to sit at for a while without losing too much are the penny slots. The waitresses don't come around there as often to get drinks for people, though (unless you let them know they'll get a couple dollars from ya each time). Blackjack is probably the easiest table game to learn if you want to hang out at a table for a while. The casinos sell these cards that tell you exactly what to do in any situation. You just pick the number you have on one side and the number the dealer is showing on the other and where the lines cross shows you whether to hit, stand, double, or split. You're allowed to have the cheat sheet cards in front of you while you play... and if you ask the dealer "What does the book say I'm supposed to do?" they'll just give you an honest answer that matches the card.
Last i checked the ps5 dosen't support that unless its one of sonys tvs. Also the only time you calbrate is display is when your doing color work/art . And when you do you use something like link below. I don't even think you can save a color profile to a ps5 at all aka not a thing, and in an hdr mode yeah your not calibrating a consumer display to that.
Get one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Blackjack-Strategy-Card-Dealer-Stands/dp/0999371940
Don't play 6:5 if you can help it. Ask the dealer about signals, because it might vary even between the same brand casino.
We have used these effectively:
Hunt them nightly with black light
Terro Scorpion Killer. Works fast. sprays far and targeted. works good with black light
Buddys Exterminator program
Pest company’s did nothing for me.
I bought a spray backpack and use this: Poison
Put sticky traps at the sides of the entrance of your garage where any gaps might be. (They can’t see well and typically climb along the walls in search of cockroaches.)
Also continue hunting at night with a black light and use this to spray them directly: Agent Orange
Fellow Summerlonian that kills about 150+ a summer
I recommend doing a party bus with Groupon if you have that many people. We do the Club Tour Vegas [ https://www.groupon.com/deals/club-tour-vegas ].
We use it every year we go in the summer, and it's pretty fun and well worth the $40.00. You get free drinks on the bus, strip club entrance, 3-5 nightclub entry, VIP Access to the clubs.
Most of the deals listed on Groupon are not deals and you can get lower prices if you contact the company directly.
It's $10 cheaper to book direct right on their website. I do not understand why people use Groupon.
Downtown is great and should not be missed. The freaks come out at night.
Have not done that yet but if you are into ziplines it might be your thing.
Depending on when you are coming the first friday of every month they have a first friday celebration near downtown that is pretty cool, Arts and crafts live music what not.
The pinball museum is cool for some nostalgia to be sure.
We have a lot of escape rooms here now as well.
You can snow ski at mount charleston just a 40 min drive from the strip.
Rock climb or hike at red rock canyon. Also near red rock is a little western ghost town kind of place called bonnie springs that can be a fun day,
Not sure what if anything will be scheduled when you are here but we have a nascar racetrack as well if you are into racing. added bonus nellis air force base is close to the track and if you are into planes you can usually catch fighter jets practicing almost any day of the week.
The hoover dam tour is kinda cool.
Pahrump is about a 45 min drive and has every type of firework you can imagine with places to shoot them off if you feel like blowing stuff up.
There are outlet malls at either end of the strip if that is your thing.
There's indoor skydiving just off the strip.
That's the best I can do off the top of my head.
Me and a group of friends normally go to Vegas once a year. There's normally anywhere from 15-35 of us. We normally do a Groupon for one of the Party Buses [ https://www.groupon.com/deals/club-tour-vegas]. It's pretty fun. Free drinks on the buses, start off at the strip club, then visit anywhere from 2-4 other clubs with VIP entry and not paying any fees to get in. Def worth the $40.00.
For a cheap — BUT FUN! — show, I highly recommend the Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis show at Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile Shops. It’s 90 minutes of absolute hilarity. Keep in mind nobody under 18 is allowed because of the raunchy nature of this show.
You can usually find discounted tickets on sites like Groupon and Rush49. I’ve also heard you can get tickets for as low as $10 at the ticket counter outside the theater if they haven’t fully sold out and want to fill the theater. I’ve never tried this myself, though.
Check weather.com a few days before you go. Chances are you'll be good in shorts and a Tshirt during the day but you'll want pants and a jacket/sweatshirt for night. If it's windy, it will be very cool. That windchill and all.......
Keystone thrust is a good short one! It just kind of ends, there’s not like a marker or anything. But it’s got some super cool sandstone and views.
The [Desert Wildlife Refuge](https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=36.43843,+-115.35830+(Desert+Wildlife+Refuge) is pretty good. It's kind of a shitty dirt road once you turn off the 95 though, so be prepared for that.
$17 for 7gb. Can't beat that.
You can have it sent to a locker a day or two before and pick it up when you get here.
I don’t. I’m sorry.
Shiver if you travel a lot I have one of these:
Hot Logic Portable Personal Mini Oven, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EC7XJ00/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NJHA2FW8JPF81XRPK758?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This trail gives you a great view from the south end of town. About a 15 minute hike up the mountain. Does close at dark though, use at own risk then.
The ONLY place I have found that knows how to make coffee is Sambalatte in Boca Park.
Yep! I think those who’ve never been aren’t aware of just how much walking they’ll do there. Especially since they’re the ones who are most likely to want to go everywhere and do as much as possible during their first visit.
I’d even go as far as recommending an anti-blister balm. I always bring one with me anytime I’m traveling to places where I think I’ll be doing a lot of walking. Nothing will ruin a vacation more than foot blister.
There’s a Shell gas station across from Mandalay Bay and that is a much more convenient option in relation to Luxor. Even though it’s about the same distance from the CVS next to Park MGM, the walk is much easier to the Shell gas station since you don’t have to deal with all the crowds + the annoying bridge and the escalators when crossing from Excalibur to NYNY.
Plus there’s also a liquor store next door to the McDonald’s so you might be able to find water there as well, and booze if you’re into that.
ProTip: bring a small daypack with you if possible. It beats having to carry grocery store bags all the way back to your room. I have one of these that I use specifically for my water/booze runs.
Also, you might just want to consider taking an Uber/Lyft to the gas station since it’s dirt cheap. Most drivers won’t have a problem waiting on you while you run inside to buy stuff.
OR… you can also use Instacart or Postmates to deliver water/booze/snacks directly to your hotel. It’ll cost a little extra but it’ll save you precious time and energy that you’ll want to reserve for the insane amount of walking you’ll be doing while touring the strip and the casinos. Those big lights and signs are very, very deceptive. Soon you’ll learn that everything in Vegas always looks much closer than it actually is is.
Ask for a room close to the elevator. Those hallways are treacherously long after a long day of walking. Plus the ice machines tend to be close to the elevators at most hotels.
Bring plenty of cash. Especially if you’re wanting to do some gambling. But also because you’ll want to have cash for tipping service workers throughout the day. ATMs are a total rip off in the casinos.
Bring the most comfortable shoes you own. Like, seriously.
Best of luck!
Please don’t go to the Walgreens or CVS stores. The nearest one to you, as someone else mentioned, is next to Park MGM. Even with trams, that is one hell of a trek. Like, seriously. Especially if you’re planning on hauling a bunch of water bottles back Luxor. It’s not worth it.
There’s a [https://goo.gl/maps/moNjQy2qzjkNokG77) across from Mandalay Bay and that is a much more convenient option. It looks like there’s also a liquor store next door to the McDonald’s so you might be able to find water there as well.
ProTip: bring a small daypack with you if possible. It beats having to carry a grocery store bags all the way back to your room. I have one of these that I use specifically for my water/booze runs.
Also, you might want to consider using a service like Postmates or Instacart and have whatever you need delivered right to your hotel. It’ll cost a little more but well worth the convenience.
I did this exact loop in a whirlwind tour 2 years ago. Driving was easy and there wasn't much traffic! I recommend the South Rim if you only have 2 days. Take a look at the itinerary!
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon and Zion in 3.5 days
Dang, I'm actually going to be there the 11th to 15th.
I'm looking for the same exact thing as you are. I was hoping r/lasvegas would have something similar to this, but I'm out of luck with regards to that.
Get this: ExcelMark A2359 Self-Inking Rubber Stamp - Return to Sender Not at This Address
I leave mine in the mailbox, it handles hot and cold just fine. Now anything that comes in for someone else, "resident" or outright spam gets a stamp (or 12) and put in to outgoing mail.
Eventually they stop sending things to you because it costs them to get it back.
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Or: Google casino night decorations
And go fully over the top
*Make giant dice out of cardboard boxes.
*Have a table for roulette
*Black, red, gold decorations up the butt. (As much playing card themed decor you can find)
- attach cards to strings and hang them like curtain beads at the doorway.
*Black, red, gold balloons everywhere
*Stacks of fake money on tables/stacks of poker chips
*Drape all furniture with red or black or gold or all 3 fabric. Always go for amorphous blob shapes!
Most of the ideas here are truly great. I grew up loving Elvis so maybe I’m bias but the Elvis Vegas theme seems the most fun and reasonable to achieve. They sell a roulette drinking game on amazon. Its like a roulette table with shot glasses around it. https://www.amazon.com/Shot-Glass-Roulette-Drinking-Glasses/dp/B003VZYQWY. Some “must be 21 or older” signs would be easily printed and a cool touch. Other than that like other people have said flashing lights and maybe a slot machine soundtrack.
Here's a link for a comfortable budget headset with a microphone.
Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr, get the audio and just keep listening over and over and over and you can be free FOREVER - audio is $10 on amazon
Hello Las Vegas, look at those roads! I think they look great and I thought that the community might like it as well. If you'd like to personalize yours you should definitely try Sphaera.
Smoke Buddy or cardboard tube with dryer sheets.
Every stoner thinks weed smell dissipates, they are high. Smokers can't smell smoke as well. Use a smoke filter.
Have you tried these (in the future) https://www.pro-lok.com/shop/entry-armor/security-hardware/door-locks/privacy-flip-lock/
It might be hard for him to undo in the future and prevent him from leaving.
https://www.amazon.com/MAG-8705-W-Standard-Privacy-Flip/dp/B000H5QL6A (some reviews)
The key to getting a job (at 17 and for the rest of your life) is networking. Volunteer, go to Meet Ups -- do whatever puts you in touch with people. Those people will always be your source of job opportunities that you would never otherwise know existed.
This is why even poor people who go to Harvard wind up rich and people who go to community college wind up in the same economic class as their parents.
It's also possible that you're not making the right impression. I hired high school and college students in retail for years before moving on. The best book on getting hired is this one.
And finally, here's what most young people don't understand: Nobody gives a shit whether or why you need a job. When you meet a manager for an interview, they have exactly one question: How will this person make money for me? So many people I interviewed would give me their hardship story -- I didn't give a shit. I heard it ten times a day. All I wanted to know was whether this person would a) effectively connect with customers and other staff, b) not steal from me, and c) be able to be trained to do whatever I needed them to do.
Be professional. Speak well. Dress appropriately. Play the game. I never cared about tattoos and crazy hair, but if you can't speak like a moderately professional person for 30 minutes (not mumbling, not swearing, not using words you don't understand), then you're not getting hired even to flip burgers.